30 Nov The Heart
“You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.”
Wow. This is a powerful scripture. It almost hits you like a ton of bricks and compels you to examine the state of your heart, doesn’t it?
Last week we discussed the value of guarding our hearts in order to lead a fruitful lifestyle that is free from negativity and past grudges. This week’s scripture is about owning up to what is planted in your heart and recognizing how it affects the words that come out of your mouth and the way you treat people in general. The 12th chapter of Matthew uses the example of a tree to give light and understanding to how the content of our hearts directly affects what our spirit produces. It states that if a tree is good, then its fruit will be good and if the tree is bad, then its fruit will be bad. If you don’t overthink this it can actually become very clear to your understanding. An apple tree is only going to produce apples. A pear tree is only going to produce pears. Your heart is like the tree of your life.
What kind of heart do you have? Are the roots of your heart filled with seeds of despair, hatred and sin? If you’re constantly praying to the Lord to ask him for greatness in your life but your heart isn’t producing the fruits of the Holy Spirit, then unfortunately your prayers will not be answered. You have to let go of the negativity in your heart if you want to live a positive and fruitful life. Seeds of hate and anger in your heart will only produce hate and anger in your life. You’ll find yourself constantly battling with those around you and becoming increasingly bitter within as time passes by.
Recognize that tomorrow is never promised. Truly, not even the next five minutes are promised to any of us. If your prayers to God aren’t being fulfilled, make sure that you are asking him to create in you a new heart. Ask him to get rid of the old pain, suffering and bitterness that’s taking a negative toll on your prayer life. He will honor your prayers and your life will begin to change for the better. Of course your life will never be perfect, but by keeping a fruitful heart it will never be the same.
If you haven’t purchased “My Heart and The Holy Spirit Surrounded by Hell” yet, what are you waiting for? Enter into the New Year with a renewed heart and watch God change your life for the better.